Monday, October 28, 2013

Poinsettia for Christmas

Here's my latest creation for the Bling Girls Design Team...

This is the Spellbinders Poinsettia Die and a collection of May Arts Ribbons, all of which are available at A Scrap N Place, in Loveland.

I didn't go watch Kittie's tutorial before I made this flower, and if I had, I probably would have put more shape in the petals.  But it has a good amount of thickness.  I'd want to use a dimensional envelope if I was going to mail it.

Cardstock in vanilla, red, green
Patterned paper from Authentique (Diverse)
Ribbons and trims from May Arts, along with Rhinestones for the flower center.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A "flocked" tree!

Years ago, when my hubby first started working at the nursery where he has worked for almost 40 years now, they would do flocked pine trees for Christmas.  They came in white flock...and...are you sitting down? flock and blue flock.  They even set them up with rotating strobe lights.  If you remember those days, then you're as old as me!

But I have to admit that the white ones were okay.

Now, I wasn't thinking of them when I designed this card...I just thought of them now, when I was getting ready to do this post. 

I like using white on a color, and I thought I'd try a white diecut on a color this time.  And this is for the Bling Girls...

This was fun to make.  This is the 3rd or 4th time to use this die, and this time I wanted to see if embossing the tree in the green paper helped for placement.  It does.  But the embossing needs to be done very lightly or the paper creases.

Cardstock: Ivory, Green
Designer Paper: Making Memories Twinkle
Die: Impression Obsession Merry Tree
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Star Punch, Iridescent Embossing powder.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another Bling Girls Project

It's Monday again!  I just can't believe how fast Mondays come around...and Fridays...and...  I think it's a sign of "advanced maturation"!  LOL!

Here's my next project for A Scrap N Place.  I just love the and vanilla always win in my mind.  I used only a portion of my Impression Obsession Merry Tree die, did some distressing on the edges of the layers, layered some ribbons, added some punched branches...but not too many...and some rhinestones. 
Cardstock: Red, vanilla, artichoke green
Designer paper: Making Memories Twinkle
Ribbons from May Arts
Die from Impression Obsession
Punch for the branches from Martha Stewart

Monday, October 7, 2013

Bling Girls...first project

Just a bit of exciting news...I've been asked to be a guest designer with the Bling Girls of A Scrap N Place in Loveland.  Such a neat store.  They have DIES.  Oh, my, do they have dies!  Not a good place for me to go, for sure. ;)  They also have a wonderful selection of designer paper, some ribbons and trims, some nifty accessories...and BLING.  Of course, if you're Bling Girls, you have to have bling!

Well, Terri gave me a kit of papers, ribbons and trims, and well as a die...for my projects this month.  The die is the Impression Obsession Merry Tree. It was fun to work with but a bit of a challenge to glue down.

The first project I'm going to share with you is this one:
I kept to my preferred style, which is clean and simple, using bling and a ribbon to step it up a notch.  The star is punched, coated with versamark, and embossed.  And no stamping!  It's a fun card!
Designer paper: Basic Grey Jovial Crushed Velvet
Cardstock: White and Artichoke Green, Yellow-Gold for star
Ribbon: May Arts
Accessories: Rhinestones, Versamark, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Dimensionals